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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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Get a better view of the road wherever you go. Let Siri Auto Glass Ltd set up your advanced driver-assistance system (A.D.A.S.) to correctly align the cameras and sensors on your car. With our team’s dedication to industry standards, we’ll calibrate the system right to keep you safe and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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What is ADAS ? Why do I have to calibrate the car after windshield replacement? 

ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These are technologies and features designed to enhance vehicle safety and assist the driver in various aspects of driving. ADAS uses sensors, cameras, radar, and other advanced technologies to provide information to the vehicle's onboard computer, which can then make decisions or assist the driver in specific driving tasks.

Common features of ADAS include:

  1. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adjusts the vehicle's speed to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead.

  2. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): Warns the driver if the vehicle unintentionally drifts out of its lane and may also provide steering assistance to keep the vehicle within its lane.

  3. Collision Warning and Collision Avoidance Systems: Alerts the driver to an imminent collision and, in some cases, can automatically apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the impact.

  4. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB): Automatically applies the brakes if a collision is imminent and the driver does not take corrective action.

  5. Blind Spot Detection (BSD): Alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in the blind spot, typically using visual or audible warnings.

  6. Parking Assistance: Uses sensors and cameras to assist the driver in parking, including providing visual or audible alerts for obstacles and, in some cases, automatic steering assistance.

  7. Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Identifies and interprets traffic signs and displays relevant information to the driver.

  8. Driver Attention Monitoring: Monitors the driver's behavior and provides alerts if signs of drowsiness or inattention are detected.

  9. Cross Traffic Alert: Warns the driver of approaching traffic from the side, especially when backing out of parking spaces.

ADAS technologies are continually evolving, and more advanced features are being developed to improve overall vehicle safety. These systems are an important step toward the development of autonomous vehicles, providing a foundation for increased automation and improved safety on the roads. Keep in mind that while ADAS can enhance safety, drivers should remain attentive and engaged while operating their vehicles, as these systems are designed to assist rather than replace human drivers.

Calibrating the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in your car is crucial after a windshield replacement because these systems often rely on sensors and cameras that are mounted near or on the windshield. When the windshield is replaced, the position and alignment of these sensors may be altered, potentially affecting the accuracy and functionality of the ADAS.

Here are the main reasons why calibration is necessary after a windshield replacement, especially for vehicles equipped with ADAS:

  1. Sensor Alignment: ADAS features such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking rely on sensors and cameras that are typically mounted near or on the windshield. When the windshield is replaced, the position and alignment of these sensors can change. Calibration ensures that the sensors are precisely aligned according to the manufacturer's specifications.

  2. Accuracy of Data: ADAS systems require accurate and precise data to function properly. If the sensors are not correctly calibrated after a windshield replacement, the data they provide may be inaccurate. This can lead to malfunctions or, more critically, incorrect responses from safety systems, which could compromise vehicle safety.

  3. Safety: ADAS features are designed to enhance vehicle safety. Incorrectly calibrated systems may not provide the intended safety benefits, potentially increasing the risk of accidents or collisions. Proper calibration is essential to ensure that these safety features operate as intended.

  4. Compliance with Manufacturer Guidelines: Vehicle manufacturers provide specific guidelines for the calibration of ADAS components. Following these guidelines is essential to maintain the vehicle's safety and performance standards. Failure to calibrate according to manufacturer specifications may void warranties or compromise vehicle safety.

  5. Legal Compliance: In some regions, there may be legal requirements or regulations regarding the proper functioning of safety systems in vehicles. Ensuring that ADAS is calibrated after a windshield replacement helps comply with these regulations.

It's important to note that not all windshield replacements require ADAS calibration. However, if your vehicle is equipped with ADAS features, it's crucial to check with the manufacturer or a qualified service center to determine whether calibration is necessary after windshield replacement. If calibration is required, it should be performed by trained technicians using the appropriate tools and equipment to ensure the accurate functioning of ADAS systems.

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